Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership | Ars Technica

Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership | Ars Technica.

*Read* the article. It’s excellent, and very informative.

I’ve been involved but mostly as a follower IP discussions over the last couple of years. They’ve grown quite interesting. Ever since ACTA ground our faces into the notion that some copyright legislation “must” be worked out and agreed upon in *secret*, the politics of IP–global as well as national–have become inescapable, at least to me, and I think many others.

The issues are hardly as abstract as “intellectual property” would suggest. They have to do with the way many of us not only make our living but simply do our living, and they put under legal scrutiny local and regional community formations, as well as international ones.